Sunday, April 01, 2007

Attention Seniors and Juniors

Chag Kasher V'Sameach everyone!

Juniors: in case you want to get a head start on blog comments for April, know that you will only need to do two of them for April. You will be required to write Blog posts over the course of this quarter, so you may want to start thinking about it already.

* By this point, I should have received Blog posts from everyone. If you don't see yours on-line, then I haven't received it (except for S.G.). Please get that in as soon as possible.
* You will NOT need to make any more blog comments. You're done with that. But you did a great job over the course of the year. (Of course, you are still welcome to share your opinions with the rest of the class on-line.)
* Finally, Final essay questions. They are listed below. You only need to do TWO of them (and not three as I originally intended). I'll count the Write-Your-Own-Neuvah project as the third part of the final. Essays should be typed and approximately 2/3 to a full page in length. They are do at the time of your Chumash final.:

1. Compare the נבואת הקדשה of יחזקאל (פרקים א-ב) and ירמיהו (פרק א). In what way are they similar? In what way are they different? How do these differences relate to their differing roles?

2. Find a topic that both יחזקאל and ירמיהו deal with. What are the similarities between the two prophesies? What are the differences? Present one approach that helps explain some of these differences.

3. What was ירמיהו’s mission as a נביא? What did he do in order to try to achieve this goal? Was he successful? What do you think he could have done differently to be more successful?

4. One the one hand, we cannot fully understand any נבואה without understanding its historical context. On the other hand, the message the נביא relays is timeless. Pick oneפרק of נביאים אחרונים that we did not see in class, and explain both how we need to know the historical context in order to understand it and how the message is timeless.


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